Thursday, September 4, 2008

Big Fish

Dir: Tim Burton, 2003 (9.0*)
This is my favorite Tim Burton film – he finally seemed to make a fantasy with heart. This is about a man, Billy Crudup, who is fed up with his dad’s Albert Finney’s "tall tales", but realizes he may not live forever so he ought to get to know him before its too late. The stories were from years of being a traveling salesman in the South, so he begins to piece together the facts (and finding his real dad), some of which we see in flashbacks, with Ewan McGregor playing the young Finney character who strikes off on his own looking for his calling. Look for heavily made-up Helena Bonham-Carter, who inhabits a hilarious leaning house. Full of magic and parables, such as one town takes your shoes when you enter so you can't walk away, tossing them over a high wire above main street. Even the dvd menu is magically animated, with the tree you see going through all four seasons if you wait - best menu ever! Four Oscar nominations, including Picture and Director.


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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